Life The Classic Collection: Wonders Of The World
Publisher: Life Books
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Hardcover
- Number of Pages: 144
In the new "Life" book, "Wonders of the World", the editors return to the sites of the original Seven Wonders and then keep right on traveling around the globe - eventually visiting in words and pictures seven-times-seven Wonders, plus one more. With over 100 photographs, there are old wonders here and a new list offered by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Switzerland-based organization that conducted an online poll that saw more than a million votes cast for the world's greatest wonders. There are man-made wonders and natural wonders. There are obscure wonders and famous wonders. Finally, there are "Life's" Seven Wonders, a classic collection if ever there was one. These vintage images from the famous "Life" magazine photography archive are presented as removable, collectible prints that are more than suitable for framing. When readers remove any print from the book, the picture still appears in place on the page beneath, so the elegant volume remains intact. This book, with its bonus prints, is something of a wonder in and of itself. Fifty wonders in all, each more wondrous than the last. A reader cannot help being amazed and inspired by what man's industry has built through time, and what sublime wonders nature has graced us with.